FIRE (Finding Innovation in Rural Education) Summit – Pikeville, KY

April 12, 2017 You are invited to attend the FIRE (Finding Innovation in Rural Education) Summit April 12, 2017 at the East KY Expo Center in Pikeville, KY in person or via live telecast. The Summit showcases learning innovations taking place across the east Kentucky region as a direct result of the Race to the […]

Film Screening, “Class of 27” , about Rural Early Childhood Education at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

September 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Capitol Visitor CenterUnited States CapitolCongressional Meeting Room North, CVC-268 Please use the Main Entrance at First Street and East Capitol StreetThe panel discussion will highlight the unique experiences children, parents and teachers face in rural communities and will help advance dialogue around how to mobilize early childhood strategies for […]

Fluharty honored for distinguished leadership in rural development at Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant Commencement ceremony

Charles Fluharty, clinical professor of health management and policy, and founder, president, and CEO of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), was recently honored by Iowa Wesleyan University as the inaugural recipient of the Presidential Medal for Outstanding Merit. The award, conferred during the Iowa Wesleyan University commencement ceremony on May 7, recognizes Fluharty for “lifelong […]